Friday, 28 December 2012

Ever Wanted to Grow Palm Trees?

Hi Dudes,

For the avid gardeners amongst us there is a great book on how to grow palm trees here.

Grow Great Palms  contains everything you would need to know about growing palm trees.

Why should you bother?

Palm trees help to make your garden look exotic. They also create great dappled shade for an understorey of shade loving plants like camellias.

Of course, those waist deep in snow will want to give it a miss - unless they have gardening friends in more temperate climates.

Enjoy the holidays,

till later dudes


Sunday, 23 December 2012

Buy Ebooks as Gifts

Are you one of those people who leave your gift shopping till the last minute - often because you don't know what to buy? Or maybe you do it early, then after some thought decide it's not enough and you need a last minute gift or two?

Don't get int a flap if you need some more gifts. Buy something online and you won't even have to leave your home. And you can get great gifts at a small price when you choose ebooks from Amazon. These are totally appropriate to go with that new ereader that you bought. Or if you didn't buy one, simply download a Kindle app from Amazon for free and then you can access as many ebooks as you like - some are even free.

You can do this for your children who have their own laptops and are allowed on the Internet. There are many great kids ebooks on Amazon.

Try Aisle Five, a time warp story about two kids who fall through a time warp onto a 1951 farm and why one chooses to stay there. And why the other is running down a street carrying the oldest chook in the world.

Or you might like a story about soccer for girls, Stinky and the Permission Note - Will Stinky ever get that permission note signed?

Or a short futuristic story with environmental themes Matt Moonrunner Saves an Alien. Who kidnapped all the Chewmushies from Moon City and Can Matt and Malla save them?

All good fun.

Till Later Dudes


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Do You Read to Your Toddler?

Hey Dudes,

As parents we usually like to ensure our child has everything they need, but don't stop at physical things such as food warmth and clothing. Of course they are important, but so is your child's emotional development.

Fostering imtimacy with your child can be done in many ways. Hugs and kisses, helping them play and reading to them are all part of it.

Introducing them to the wonderful world of stories from the time they are tiny will help to instill a love of reading - which will in turn help them to become good students and creative people as they get older.

 It teaches them many things about the world around them in an atmosphere where they can feel safe and loved.

To give your child a love of reading is to give them a gift that is priceless.

Read your child a book today,

Till later, dudes